Nutrition

1 July 2018

Quality of care for children with acute malnutrition at health center level in Uganda: a cross sectional study in West Nile region during the refugee crisis

2018-10-17T16:18:45+00:001 July 2018|

Wanzira H., Muyinda R., Lochoro P., Putoto G., Segafredo G., Wamani H., Lazzerini M.
BMC Health Services Research, 2018 July

Uganda’s Arua District is home to some of the country’s largest refugee camps. The prevalence of moderate and severe acute malnutrition in children residing there is higher than the national estimates (10.4% and 5.6%, respectively, versus 3.6% and 1.3%). This study assessed the quality of care provided in six health facilities in the district to [...]

8 September 2016

Local Food Resources to Fight Children Malnutrition and Infectious Diseases in Mozambique

2017-08-11T15:21:26+00:008 September 2016|

Pizzol D., Di Gennaro F., De Palma A., Marquez G., Monno L., Saracino A., Romanelli M., Putoto G., Bertoldo A.
Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2016 August

Malnutrition in low-resource settings affects some 200 million children under the age of 5, i.e. one out of every three. In Mozambique 42.6% of children suffer from chronic malnutrition, and nearly 6% from acute malnutrition. In circumstances like these, it is of fundamental importance to exploit all available and accessible resources in order to tackle [...]